‘The past few years, my body has been through A LOT’: Millie Mackintosh wears sports bra to practise aerial yoga during health kick as she reveals she’s been sober for five months
Millie Mackintosh wore a sports bra and leggings to share an impressive upside-down picture of herself doing aerial yoga on Instagram on Friday.
Reflecting on prioritising her health, Millie, 33, also marked five months of sobriety in the accompanying post.
In the caption, entitled ‘Setting my intentions for the year ahead’, she explained she was making her health a priority in 2023.
She wrote: ‘The past few years my body has been through A LOT, between two pregnancies and breast feeding both of my girls, it feels like my body hasn’t fully been my own, so 2023 is the year for me to prioritise my health.’
‘The past few years, my body has been through A LOT’: Millie Mackintosh wore a sports bra to practise aerial yoga on Instagram on Friday as she revealed she’s been sober for five months
The mother-of-two said that, despite having a fear of heights, she thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
She wrote: ‘Today I tried aerial for the first time and love it. I want to feel the fear and do it anyway.’
Millie’s excursion into aerial yoga comes alongside her decision to incorporate ‘bio-hacking’ into her weekly routine.
Bio-hacking, the star explained, ‘encourages changing the environment around you and inside of you to improve your health and well-being’.
2023 goals: The former Made in Chelsea tried aerial yoga despite a fear of heights to incorporate more ‘bio-hacking’ into her life.
Other activities on her bio-hacking bucket list include trying infrared saunas and cold water therapy, alongside spending more time in nature.
The reality star was still committing to sobriety and has nearly completed five months alcohol free.
She wrote: ‘I’ve been alcohol free for nearly 5 months and I’m feeling really great. It’s encouraged me to say no to anything else this year that doesn’t serve me and doesn’t make me feel my best.’
‘I am learning to make decisions based on what will benefit my future self rather than what will feel good in the moment.’
Nearly five months sober: The mother of two talked about the benefits of sobriety in the post
Millie also explained she has been ‘thinking of food as medicine’ in order improve her gut health.
She wrote: ‘At the end of last year I saw a naturopath and my tests showed I have Candida [a natural fungus found in the gut among other regions in the body] overgrowth in by gut which was causing bloating, tiredness, sinus infections amongst other things, but it’s also linked closely to mental health.’
She added she has been tackling the issue through taking specific supplements designed to treat it, as well as following a nutritional plan that focuses on gut friendly foods.
A slightly-less-merry Christmas: The former Made in Chelsea star has not drunk alcohol since August 2022
After leaving Made In Chelsea in 2014, the former cast member has been kept busy, in part with raising her young children.
She has two daughters Sienna, 2-years-old and Aurelia, 14 months, with husband and former Made in Chelsea castmate Hugo Taylor.
Millie and Hugo originally dated in 2011 while on Made In Chelsea, but split up when it emerged he had cheated on Millie with Rosie Fortescue.
They reunited in the second half of 2016 and Hugo proposed during a holiday in Mykonos, Greece, in July 2017.
The pair seem as loved up as ever as after Millie shared in September 2022 a heart-felt letter her husband wrote for her on their first wedding anniversary in 2019.
Loving mother: Millie with her two daughters Sienna, two-years-old, and Aurelia, 14 months.
From castmates to soulmates: Millie married on-and-off again Made In Chelsea beau Hugo Taylor in 2018.
Adorable: Hugo penned: ‘You have led us with courage and fortitude through tumultuous and difficult times to be stronger than I ever could have imagined’